Cataract surgery involves removal of the cloudy lens (cataract) from one's eye, and implantation of a clear intraocular lens for improved vision. Our surgeons utilize the most current techniques in order to provide the highest level of safety and rapid visual recovery. We also offer new technology intraocular lenses, which can often minimize the need for glasses after surgery.
Refractive Lens Exchange
This procedure is typically performed on patients over 45 years of age with a high spectacle or contact lens prescription. The purpose is to exchange or replace the natural lens of the eye with an implant that provides clear focusing ability. This procedure is identical in technique to commonly performed cataract surgery, but is performed for the purpose of changing the eye's prescription, before cataracts ever develop.
Advanced Cataract Surgery Lens Transplants
Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed procedure in the United States. This procedure replaces the cloudy natural lens of the eye with a new synthetic lens, which results in improved vision and offers the ability to reduce your dependence on glasses for driving and/or reading. With today’s advanced technology, cataract surgery is performed through a tiny incision in the eye
Depending on your vision challenges, your surgeon will use one of two lenses as a replacement:
Multifocal Intraocular Lenses aim to offer a full range of vision (near, intermediate and distance). This lens can actually help you become less dependent or even eliminate the need to wear eyeglasses, bifocals or reading glasses after cataract surgery.
For patients with significant amounts of astigmatism, there is the Toric Lens Implants that correct astigmatism and reduce the need to wear glasses for distance vision. However, the astigmatism correcting Toric Lens still do not correct up close vision as required for reading, so you may still need either bifocals or reading glasses to see up close.